Flu Prevention and Facts

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OCLS is here to keep you informed about the flu. Learn all the facts about what you can do to stay healthy and how you can plan ahead with severe flu conditions. Stay on top of the news with these current event websites and library resources. You may need your library card to access some of the resources.

Take Care of Yourself

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention »

The CDC tracks current outbreaks of disease, including influenza. Visit this page to learn about seasonal flu and new influenza alerts. For the latest information, follow the CDC on Twitter.

Health Reference Center Academic »

Use this database to find the latest news and information concerning health topics, including flu updates.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Influenza Virus Vaccine Safety & Availability »

Learn about current flu vaccines and the different approved versions available. The FDA also provides information about personal protective equipment.

World Health Organization: Influenza »

The WHO tracks disease outbreaks across the globe. Read about the current status of influenza around the world.


Florida Department of Health »

Read the latest health-related alerts for Florida and learn about flu prevention.

Orange County Health Department »

Learn about local issues concerning public health. The Orange County Health Department also gives flu shots at the Immunization Center.

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Healthmaps: Outbreaks Near Me

This free mobile application for Android and iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch) combines reports from news outlets and government agencies with global mapping to bring to your fingertips the details and locations for instances of the flu.
Google Play | iTunes | Website

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Prevention & Tips

Books About Flu Prevention »

Check out these titles for information about preventing the flu.

CDC: Travelers' Health »

Find Travel Notices and important information concerning potential health risks for destinations around the globe. For information about avian flu, check out the Avian Flu Travel Information page.

Clean Hands Help Prevent the Flu »

Watch this quick video and learn a simple and effective way to wash your hands.

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module »

Use this resource to find general information about your personal health. Also, learn about infectious diseases, like the flu.

Flu.gov »

Find current and straightforward information about the flu using this site. Flu.gov is the best resource to start learning about flu symptoms, prevention, and preparation. Includes resources for seasonal, swine, avian, and pandemic flu.

Protect Don't Infect »

There are three simple things you can do to protect yourself and others from getting sick. Share this site with your child and help educate him/her about germs. This website is maintained by the Orange County Department of Health.

Trust for America's Health: Pandemic Flu and Infectious Disease Prevention »

This non-profit organization is dedicated to making disease prevention a national priority through prevention, protection, and community. Their site contains pandemic flu preparedness guides for families, businesses, medical providers, and community groups.

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Plan Ahead

Flu.gov - Widgets and Badges »

Add a widget to your website and help your online visitors find information about the flu and prevention.

General OneFile: Flu Outbreaks »

Read the latest news, magazines articles, and information about flu outbreaks.

Healthcare U.S. »

Use this module of ReferenceUSA to locate a doctor or dentist. With the custom search you can choose from a variety of fields to include in your search, including physician gender, patients per week, city, zip code, type of practice, medical school attended, primary specialty, state of license, and physician age.

American Red Cross: Flu-Prevention Tips for Kids »

Teach your children good health habits and share with them the Scrub Club, an engaging, interactive site for kids that promotes fighting germs and preventing illness.

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